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Watercare Education Programme

We offer a free education programme to primary and intermediate schools in Auckland. Your pupils can take part in a range of exciting and hands-on lessons that will teach them about water, wastewater and their local environment. Our experienced teacher can deliver these lessons in person or provide you with comprehensive teaching resources.

Check out the free lessons on offer:

Water quality

Class-based lesson and field trip 

Drinking water

Class-based lesson 

Water experiments

Class-based lesson


Class-based lesson 

Stormwater and wastewater 

Class-based lesson 


Class-based lesson and field trip

Curriculum links

The New Zealand Curriculum identifies five key competencies:

  • thinking
  • using language, symbols, and texts
  • managing self
  • relating to others
  • participating and contributing


Watercare’s educational water lessons all incorporate practical sessions, field trips or experiments. These activities are carried out in pairs or small groups sometimes involving parent helpers. Students are given opportunities to practise, develop and hone their key competency skills during these practical sessions and afterwards by using the supporting materials. Information regarding how the lessons link to the New Zealand Curriculum are included on each lesson page.

Book now

Book a lesson with our experienced teacher Sally Smith. Please email her the information below at ssmith@water.co.nz or phone her on (09) 539 7316.

  1. What is your name and phone number?
  2. What is your school’s name and address?
  3. How many classes in which year group(s) would like to receive lessons?
  4. What lessons are each year group interested in? (e.g. drinking water lesson)
  5. What week(s) would you like to receive lessons? If you are interested in the water quality or bugs lessons, please let us know what week(s) you would like to receive the class-based lessons and what week(s) you would like to take the field trips.
  6. Are there any days that do not suit? (e.g. assembly day or bible-class day)
  7. What is your school’s daily timetable? Please let us know the start and finish times of lessons as well as the morning tea and lunch breaks times.